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The Future of Liberalism

Mark Littlewood

Why has liberalism become a dirty word in recent years? Join Mark Littlewood as he sets out his vision for the moral and economic future of liberalism, and outlines why we need it now more than ever.

  • Mark Littlewood
    Mark Littlewood

About the Course

Classical liberals want freedom, toleration and economic prosperity under the rule of law. Critics would argue they've got human nature all wrong. Some think Classic Liberalism is making a comeback, others think it's out for good. Mark Littlewood, the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, makes both the economic and moral case for classical liberalism and dispels many common myths surrounding the ideology.

By the end of the course, you will have learnt:

  • The definition and history of liberalism
  • How to measure the power of a state
  • What Hong Kong, Chile and Venezuela can teach us about modern liberalism
  • Why we love to hate liberalism
  • The moral case for liberalism
  • The 10 fundamental principles of liberalism

IAI Academy courses are designed to be challenging but accessible to the interested student. No specialist knowledge is required.

About the Instructor

  • Mark Littlewood

    Mark Littlewood is the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs who frequently appears on television and radio including BBC Question Time, Newsnight, Channel 4 and Sky News. He was formerly chief press spokesman for the Liberal Democrats.

Course Syllabus

  • Part One: The Route to Prosperity
    What can the economic case studies of Hong Kong, Venezuela and Chile teach us?
  • Part Two: The Moral Case for Classical Liberalism
    Which principles define classical liberalism, and what role do they play in modern society?